Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)

  • What is ICAP?

    Life beyond high school is different from what it used to be. By the year 2025, three out of four Oklahoma jobs will require education or training beyond high school. The Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) is a statewide, multi-year process that guides students as they explore career, academic and post-secondary opportunities. Families, students and educators collaborate to develop the ICAP, which equips students with the awareness, knowledge and skills to create their own meaningful exploration of college and career opportunities. ICAP, which is outlined in state law, is an evolving document that reflects students’ changing passions, aptitudes, interests and growth. It is a student-driven, ongoing process that actively engages students, enabling them to:

    • Understand their own interests, strengths, values and learning styles 
    • Create a vision of their future
    • Develop individual goals 
    • Prepare a personal plan for achieving their vision and goals
    • Access quality career guidance activities
    • Connect the relevance of education to future aspirations
    • Select a pathway that aligns with defined career, college and life goals

    What does an ICAP include?

    The ICAP includes, but is not limited to:

    • Career and college interest surveys
    • Written post-secondary and workforce goals
    • An intentional sequence of courses that reflect progress toward a post-secondary goal
    • Academic progress, courses taken, assessment scores, any remediation or credit recovery, any AP, concurrent or dual enrollment credits earned, career certificates, certification or endorsements
    • Experience-based learning, in-service learning, and/or work environment activities

    How is it implemented?

    As outlined in state law, all 9th-grade students in Oklahoma are required to create an ICAP beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, ICAP is a graduation requirement that will be noted on high school transcripts beginning in 2023. In order for 9th graders to create a meaningful ICAP, we must expose students to the process of creating an ICAP prior to high school. Therefore, our students will begin the process in middle school with introductory elements at both 6th and 7th grades. In grades 8-12, students will have the opportunity to collect information for their ICAP in an online ePortfolio.

ICAP Access

  • Grades 6-7

    Students in grades 6-7 use the Oklahoma Career Guide to develop and maintain their ICAPs. They will explore a world of possibilities, make decisions about the future, and prepare for the next step in planning education and career goals and action steps. During the 2019-2020 school year, the Moore - Norman Technology Center, Grants and Special Projects Coordinator, will partner with NPS middle schools to provide career lessons to 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students.

    How to login to the Oklahoma Career Guide:  

    You should have received a parent access code from your student by email or text. If you have not received a parent access code, please have your student login and create one under their account.

    Grades 8-12

    Students in grades 8-12 use SchooLinks to develop and maintain their ICAPs. SchooLinks streamlines all post-secondary planning activities from career interest inventory all the way to post-secondary outcome tracking. SchooLinks provides a customizable college and career readiness curriculum that contains learning modules and to-dos from middle school through high school. SchooLinks at Norman Public Schools is accessible by students and their parents, counselors and staff.

    How to login to SchooLinks:

    • Visit
    • Each NPS student has TWO guardian accounts that can be claimed.
    • Guardian Account #1: Your email/username is nps-{student number}-a 
    • Guardian Account #2: Your email/username is nps-{student number}-b 
    • Your temporary password is {student number}{MMDD of student dob} Example: if a student’s number is 123091 and their birthday is January 8th (01/08) Email/Username is: nps-123091-A OR nps-123091-B Password is: 1230910108 


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    Dr. Dana Morris   

    College and Career Readiness Coordinator

    (405) 801-3810